Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Ex-Southampton coach charged with child abuse offences

Bob Higgins
Image caption Bob Higgins has been charged with 65 counts of indecent assault

A former Southampton Football Club coach has been charged with historical child abuse offences.

Bob Higgins of Litchfield Road, Southampton, has been charged with 65 counts of indecent assault.

Hampshire Constabulary said the offences related to allegations involving 23 teenage boys dating back to the 1980s and 90s.

The 64-year-old is due to appear at Southampton Magistrates' Court on 20 July.

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